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Hettie Anderson An African American Model for the Famous St. Gaudens $20 Gold Coin

The most beautiful coin in U.S. history is the design that appeared on the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933. It is the design of Augustus St. Gaudens. His model was an  African-American artist’s model named Hettie Anderson … Continue reading

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Rosa Parks Commemorative Stamp Was Released This Month as Part of Black Heritage Series

The Rosa Parks Commemorative Stamp was released this month. This stamp is part of the Black Heritage Series which started in 1978. The first stamp released in 1978 in this series was for Harriet Tubman. You can read more about … Continue reading

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Rare Louis Armstrong 1 oz and Marion Anderson Gold 1/2 Oz. Gold Medallions

Legislation was passed to produce a 5 year series of 1 oz. and 1/2 gold medallions that  would honor American Artists. Marion Anderson and Louis Armstrong were part of this program which began in 1980. These are not legal tender. … Continue reading

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Ed Dwight, African American Sculptor, Air Force Test Pilot,Trained Astronaut, Systems Engineer, Real Estate Developer and Sculptor Designed the Reverse of the Black Patriot Coin

An amazing man Ed Dwight, the first African American to be trained as an astronaut, designed the Black Patriots Memorial, including the image on the coin’s reverse side of the Black Patriot Commemorative Coin. He had many careers and his … Continue reading

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Crispus Attucks Commemorative Silver Dollar 1998-The First Black Patriot to Die in the Revolutionary War

When most people think of the men who fought for the United States’ freedom, many are unaware  that the first patriot to die was an African American man named Crispus Attucks. He was killed by the British in the Boston … Continue reading

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Jackie Robinson Commorative Uncirculated and Proof Silver Dollar

The Jackie Robinson Commemorative Dollar Coin was also done in silver. We already know that the sale of the Uncirculated gold Jackie Robinson coin had very low sales. But we must not overlook the fact that the silver dollar had … Continue reading

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Who Designed the Jackie Robinson Gold Commemorative Coin?

The obverse of the Jackie Robinson gold commemorative coin features a three-quarter profile of an older Jackie Robinson by the artist, William Cousins. The reverse of the coin was designed by Jim Peed and features a baseball inscribed with “1919-1972” … Continue reading

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Jackie Robinson $5 Commemorative Gold Coin-Uncirculated vs Proof

The 1997 Uncirculated $5 Jackie Robinson Coin had a mintage of only 5,174. The Proof Coin had a mintage of 24,072.  The were both produced at he West Point MintThe term Uncirculated usually means that the  coin has never been … Continue reading

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Jackie Robinson Gold $5 Uncirculated Coin is the Most Valuable of All Four Coins

As I mentioned in an earlier post there were four Jackie Robinson Commemorative Coins released by the US Mint. The most valuable of the four coins is the Uncirculated $5 Dollar Gold Coin. Why? Well I wondered that same question.. … Continue reading

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African American Coins-Jackie Robinson 1997 Commemorative Coins For a Rich History

In 1997 the US Mint issued four Jackie Robinson Commemorative coins. One is a $5 dollar uncirculated gold coin and the other  a $ proof gold coin. There were also a  $1 uncirculated silver coin and 1$ silver proof coin. … Continue reading

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